Some people just love survivalism, and in order to be the best at it, they need to know that they have the best gear and kit with them. The list of items you need to take with you on your survival trip is quite long, and there is a good chance that you might miss something; that is why we have decided to give you a full list, and you’ll just need to go through it and figure out what you have and don’t have, and what you’ve packed and what you are yet to pack.
Firstly, let’s start with the survival tools you’ll need in order to survive in the wild. These are the tools you must have, and with them, you can make or fix your shelter, gather wood for fire, or even fight off some wildlife.
These tools include knives, and make sure you get a top rated pocket knife, a machete and a fixed-blade knife. Also, these include illumination tools, such as the flashlight, emergency candles and lanterns. You can’t really do anything without a bag, so make sure you get a hiking backpack, an ADC bag, and a bug out bag. Other important survival tools include an axe, a saw, a knife sharpener, nails, scissors, pliers, a hammer, some duct tape, multi-tool, a crowbar, paracord, and a plastic tubing.
Secondly, you’ll need a kit for making your own fire, because you can’t depend on nature every time. Even though you might know how to make fire by using just sticks and stones, you really ought to carry a kit. It includes a lighter and some lighter fluid, waterproof matches, firesteel, tinder, and a magnifying glass.
Thirdly, you’ll need to have some water on you at all times, and that is why the hydration kit is really important. It includes a water bottle, a canteen, a water bag, and some water purification items like bleach, water filters, or water purification tablets. Of course, you don’t have to carry all of these with you, but make sure you have at least some of them.
Then we come to the subject of thermoregulation, which is really important when it comes to survival in the great outdoors. When it comes to keeping yourself warm, you might consider getting a thermal blanket, a sleeping bag, as well as a butane/propane heater. It is also important to keep yourself protected against water, and you can do that by having a rain jacket, a poncho, and some rubber rain boots.
Nourishment is one of the top things when it comes to survival, and that’s why you ought to have the appropriate equipment with you. So, if you run out of food, you need to be prepared, and the best way to do that is to carry this equipment with you. If you wish to hunt something, you’ll need binoculars, snare wire, a slingshot or a crossbow, or a rifle. If you wish to do some fishing, you’re going to need a fishing rod, lures and a fishing kayak. Make sure you also have some easily cooked food with you, like rice, energy bars, salt, canned food, etc. You’ll also need a can opener, a cooking pot, eating utensils, a pan and some aluminum foil.
A shelter is a really important thing when it comes to survival, but you can just as well use a tent if you’ve got one. It is also a great place to store all the things you need to keep you healthy, like the medicine or the first aid kit. Speaking of those, you’ll definitely going to need some medicine and especially the ones for the allergies you might have, for flu, and against pain. A hand-made first aid kit could also come in handy: it should include a sewing kit (which can also be used for sewing torn clothes), rescue shears, wound dressing, quick clot, iodine, and 50% alcohol solution.
In order to survive, you must find a way to some civilization, or at least, know where you’re going. That is the best way to get rescued. In order to do that, you’ll need to have a compass and a map, or a GPS device. You’ll also need to have a cell phone or any other communication device, and an extra battery for it. Getting spotted is something you need to be thinking about, and the best way to accomplish it is to bring some flares, whistles, signaling mirrors, or a personal locator beacon.
Depending on where you are, you’re going to need to be appropriately dressed. That is why you ought to have some wool socks, bandanas, tactical boots, a jacket, a pair of hiking boots and sunglasses.
If you’re dependent on the electrical devices you have on you, you’re going to have to make sure they keep running. That is why you ought to carry some extra batteries with you, a solar charger, an energy bank, or even an electricity generator. If you don’t want to
If you’re in a car struggling to survive in the middle of nowhere, you’re going to have to make sure that your car keeps running. So, you ought to have some jumper cables (also known as car jump starters), spare tires, cable ties, gasoline, oil, and a tire repair kit.
And finally, you might come across a person during your survival trip with whom you might engage in a trade. That is why it is important to carry some tradable goods with you, like some cigarettes, toilet paper, alcohol, or even gold and silver.